One of the key aspects of the Diocese of Leeds is the "Episcopal Area" system. This means each of the five areas has a designated bishop who has responsibility for them, allowing for close episcopal involvement across the diocese.
Bishop Jonathan Gibbs (Huddersfield Area)
As Personal Assistant to the AreaBishop for Huddersfield, you will provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to Bishop Jonathan, enabling him to fulfil his Ministry and wider responsibilities.
Working from the Huddersfield Episcopal Area Office at the University of Huddersfield, you will welcome visitors, keep files up to date and produce a variety of documents for the Bishop. You will work collaboratively as part of a team including the Archdeacon and their Personal Assistant and work flexibly when needed, to support events at the Bishop’s House or meetings elsewhere which will include some evenings.
Pro-active, adaptable, with strong interpersonal skills and a high level of administrative competence, you will manage a variety of responsibilities confidently including minute taking, assisting with the recruitment process of Clergy and financial tasks and expenses.
Your working hours are expected to be 09.00 to 14.00, Monday to Thursday.
Interviews will be held on the 27th/28th October 2021, in person.
- Demonstrates understanding of the importance of maintaining strict confidentiality.
- Follow office procedures.
- Demonstrates excellent presentation, layout and accuracy in text production.
- Demonstrates ability to draft or adapt standard letters as appropriate.
- Experience of committee servicing, writing minutes and preparing agendas.
- Has proven ability to use computers for word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
- Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Explorer.
- Proven ability to manage a varied work load efficiently.
- Manages work flow flexibly to prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines.
- Experience of using remote platforms for meetings.
- Demonstrates ability to innovate, initiate and maintain good and effective administrative procedures.
- Works well in a small team.
- Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with colleagues and other contacts.
- Communicates effectively with people at all levels, both inside and outside the organisation.
- Ability to deal with complex and confidential information sensitively and with regard to relevant policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates a good standard of numeracy.
- Demonstrates an excellent stand of literacy.
- Demonstrates a willingness to work collaboratively.
- Uses a practical approach to tasks.
- Stays calm under pressure.
- Pays close attention to detail
- Demonstrates a polite, helpful manner.
- Uses diplomacy and sensitivity.
- Uses a proactive approach towards work load.
- Flexibility regarding working hours and practices to meet the demands of the role.
- Willingness to learn new skills and adopt new processes.
- Has empathy for the faith, worship and mission of the Church of England.
- Educated to ‘A’ Level or equivalent.
Our vision is confident Christians, growing churches, transforming communities and so helping share the Good News of Jesus Christ across our young Diocese.
To find out more about us, please visit The Diocese of Leeds, Church of England (www.leeds.anglican.org)